Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Orientation (Recorded Presentation)
A video orientation to PHSA's Employee and Family Assistance Program provider, Homewood Health. This video introduces the range of free, confidential services available to all PHSA staff, including counselling, coaching and online services, as well as how to access them.
Ask Dr. Goldbloom: Anxiety (Video)
Dr. David Goldbloom discusses anxiety and common forms of anxiety disorders, as well as treatment options.
Ask Dr. Goldbloom: Depression (Video)
Dr. David Goldbloom explains the difference between feeling sad and depression, as well as symptoms and treatment options.
23 ½ Hours: What Is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health? (Video)
Dr. Mike Evans introduces the one intervention that has been shown to address the widest array of health problems: exercise.
Taking Control of Your Mood (eCourse)
What is low mood and what can you do about it? Feelings of sadness are normal but sometimes they are troublesome and require additional help. This course offers self-care strategies for improving sad moods, including: eating and sleeping well, managing thinking and feelings, increasing positive experiences, getting active, and tension reduction.
To access the course, log in to Homewood Health (or create a new account).
Coping with Shiftwork (Video)
Health Promoter Lisa van der Vinne introduces the main challenges of shiftwork, and outlines valuable strategies to address the impact these challenges have on our health.
Let's Make Our Day Harder (Video)
Dr. Mike Evans explains why we should be trying to make our day harder in order to improve our health and quality of life.
Got A Meeting? Take A Walk (Video)
Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" -- and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.
Self Managing and Self Management Support (Video)
This video introduces the concept of self managing your health, and how to collaborate with healthcare providers to help manage chronic conditions.
Healthy Living & Cancer Prevention – Tips for Success (Online Module)
Ever wonder about how you can make changes in your life to help with cancer prevention? Have questions about what the risk
factors for cancer are and how you can take easy steps to stay healthy? Learn more about the 5 healthy behaviours that can reduce cancer risk and also read about common myths related to cancers.
Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace (e-Course for employees or managers/leaders)
An online module which will allow you to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress, low mood and depression, identify the
workplace risk factors that can contribute to these conditions, explain the impact of stigma, and gain an awareness of the resources and support available to PHSA employees. Two courses are available: one for employees and one for manager/leaders. These courses are a pre-requisite to take the in-person Mental Health in the Workplace workshops (for employees and managers/leaders).
|Understanding and Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout (e-Course)|
This module, brought to you by PHSA's Health Promotion Program will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of both compassion fatigue and burnout, the risk factors associated with both and self-care strategies that can help reduce your risks and/or support recovery.
Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma (e-Course)
Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma acts as a preventative tool but also aims to support those currently experiencing vicarious trauma and to support employees to create preventative and protective action plan to reduce its impact and risk of it re-occurring.
Succeeding in Shiftwork: Managing Fatigue and Maintaining Health while Working Shifts (e-Course)
Today we live in a 24-hour society. Paramedics, nurses and other health professionals are required to work around the clock. This course will increase your knowledge of shift work and the challenges it poses for your health. You will be introduced to strategies for addressing these challenges and properly managing fatigue.
Steps to Comfort: Improving Comfort and Maintaining Health at Work (e-Course)
In this presentation, adapted from an in-person workshop, you can learn about the importance of breaking up sedentary episodes and moving more at work, strategies for incorporating more movement into your workday, and information on how to adjust your workstation for proper ergonomics and better comfort.
How to Manage Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving (Video)
Caregivers are often so busy caring for others that they tend to neglect their own needs. Patricia Smith suggests the path to wellness begins with awareness, and recommends simple self-care measures.
Burnout and the Search for Centre (Video)
Emily Bremner takes you on her journey toward discovering balance, not as
a static state but rather a daily practice. This talk provides a
refreshing outlook on what it means to live a balanced life, and why change is
sometimes our only constant.
is Vicarious Trauma? (Video)
If you want a deeper understanding of vicarious trauma, watch this video
featuring Dr. Laurie Pearlman, world-renowned expert on the subject.
Vicarious Trauma (Video)
Transformation is the process in which we intentionally seek to transform our
Vicarious Trauma in a positive way. Dr. Laurie Pearlman offers 3 strategies for
Good Boundaries Free You (Video)
Sarri Gilman has found that clear boundaries enhance relationships and the quality of life.
The Happiness Advantage (Video)
Shawn Achor, he says that most modern research focuses on the average, but that "if we focus on the average, we will remain merely average."